I was interested in the recent news about the Catholic and Islamic churches coming together. So I was talking to my boyfriend (who is a theist, Lutheran) about it, and he thought it didn't make sense because they are such different religions so I did a little research and read some of their similarities. I have been to many Catholic masses and I have been to Christian Sunday school before, and I was talking to my boyfriend about how I had a hard time believing in the Noah's arc story.... I said it is simply not possible for 2 of every animal to get on a big boat together and not want to eat eachother and blah blah blah... His reply was... "Of course its true, how else do we get rainbows"
Really? Rainbows? When the sun's light refects off the water, those same rainbows? I became so frustrated with his ignorant resopnse I laughed in his face and then had to turn to my dad to help calm me down. My dad's reply was amazing.
"He's not stupid (he has you for a girlfriend!). It's simply having and holding on to beliefs without being aware of fact-based reality. That's what religion is."
I realized that I do not have a problem with religious people, I have a problem with people who do not accept fact-based reality. How can I take my boyfriend serious?